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Shifts in globalisation, new transport routes, demography and use of natural resources will all play a role in the changing landscape of the Earth's polar regions amid global warming. An EU-funded project seeks to track their impact to help inform EU policy.
Published: 2 April 2019
Rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic will have local and global consequences. But adapting to such changes requires tracking them first. EU-funded researchers are merging Arctic observation systems into a unified network. The results will help determine what is happening and what we can do about it.
Published: 26 March 2019
Extreme weather events due to climate change cause damage to people, assets and property. EU-funded project H2020_INSURANCE is combining climate services with destruction information to create an open-source computer programme which estimates and reduces the losses caused by such disasters.
Published: 22 March 2019
Published: 21 March 2019
An EU-funded project aims to boost resource efficiency in the electrical and electronic sector by developing, testing and transferring new circular economy business models based on systemic eco-innovative services. This should save money, create jobs and cut emissions.
Published: 15 March 2019
Satellite data has great potential for detecting changes in ecosystems. An EU-funded project is combining space and ground data to develop an innovative method of monitoring ecosystems, to give early warnings of ecosystem change and biodiversity loss.
Published: 12 March 2019
An EU-funded project has developed new engine design concepts with the potential to radically improve aircraft efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase sustainability and boost European industry competitiveness. These new designs aim to maximise synergies between various existing and novel engine technologies.
Published: 6 March 2019
We know more about the dark side of the moon and the surface of Mars than we do about our deep ocean environments. EU-funded research is shedding more light on the darkest depths of the North Atlantic maritime region. A better understanding of deep-sea habitats will inform the sustainable management of this vital resource.
Published: 26 February 2019
Climate change mitigation, green labels, renewable energy, clean technology... we are familiar with the words, but how much do we really know and what do we think about them? The EU-funded SILCI project is exploring the world of low-carbon innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.
Published: 25 February 2019
An international research consortium established with EU funding is improving marine-based research in the Arctic Ocean. Its aim is to help fight climate change, ensure economic growth and secure Europe's future.
Published: 25 February 2019